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About Chart House Restaurant - San Francisco
Located at the Bay End of PIER 39, Chart House offers fine dining seafood alongside glittering views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the Pier’s famous Sea Lions. In a lineup of destinations on Fisherman’s Wharf, Chart House is a breath of fresh air and must-visit.
Known for its seasonally creative dishes with a touch of the exotic, guests can enjoy a robust menu of delicious seafood and steak specialties – from Mac Nut Mahi to Wicked Tuna and the best Slow-Roasted Prime Rib in San Francisco – all while basking in unsurpassed views of some of the city’s most exciting attractions. With so much to see, smell and taste, there is no better way to experience San Francisco than at Chart House.
Whether dining after a long day of sight-seeing, celebrating a special occasion or anything in-between, Chart House’s menu, views and unparalleled service are sure to leave a long-lasting impression.
San Francisco, CA 94119
Seafood, Steak, Burgers
Hours of Operation:
Open daily. Lunch: 11:30am- 3pm. Dinner: 3pm to 10pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
PIER 39 Public Parking multi-level garage located across the street from PIER 39. 1 hour validation.
Cable Car: Powell-Mason Line connects downtown via North Beach, Columbus Avenue & Fisherman’s Wharf District
Powell-Hyde Line connects downtown SF via Hyde Street (Crookedest Street in the World); terminus at Beach Street
Trolley: F Market & Wharves; PIER 39 station
Cab: Taxi line drop/pick up at entrance to PIER
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Distinctive dining experiences, with one great, breathtaking panoramic San Francisco view! From City lights to the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, Alcatraz, the East Bay, you'll enjoy unobstructed "bird's eye view" of one of the world's most exciting waterfronts. Four semi-private to private spaces.
Chart House Restaurant - San Francisco Ratings and Reviews
Our anniversary celebration lunch was exceptionally good. Our window seat had a good view of Alcatraz despite the rain. The waiter was gentle, polite and soft spoken and that already made a good start for our lunch. The food that we’re served did not disappoint. It was much better than expected and without being charged an arm and a leg. Consider the quality, it was good value and we would definitely return if we’re happen to be in the neighborhood.
I loved the restaurant! We went as tourists to SF, myself, my husband and 2 year old. It had a quiet, romantic ambiance. Very family friendly and the food was amazing! Our table was near the window so we had a view of the sea lions as we had dinner. Definitely plan on going back next visit.
Celebrated Thanksgiving at Chart House while on vacation in San Francisco. Beautiful ambiance inside, fun atmosphere outside in midst of Pier 39. Service was great and very professional. Food was average. Not many options for starters. I had the lobster, and although nice presentation and well cooked, it was nowhere near worth the $60 charged for the entree which included potatoes and green beans (also tasty). No salad, bread, etc. Just the lobster, fingerling potatoes and green beans. Says "market price" on menu. My fault for not asking price beforehand, though really feel taken advantage of. Food ordered by the rest of my family was nothing special and also ridiculously high priced for the offering. This is an average seafood restaurant trying to be upscale with waterfront dining and nice interiors.
The main reason to go here is the outstanding view of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz island. It is one of the more upscale restaurants on Pier 39, and we were looking to have a nice lunch with friends visiting from overseas. The food was pretty good, although it seemed a bit overpriced for what we got. Kinda par for the course. However, our main complaint was the dirty placemats and silverware, plus their unwillingness to seat us by a window, even though they weren't that busy. I'd say take your chances here, but know that you are paying mostly for the view.
Was there celebrating anniversary. The food and service was excellent. Restaurant provided a wonderful table adjacent to the window overlooking the bay. At the end of our meal they surprised us with a complimentary dessert that was eye catching and delicious! Really made our occasion very memorable.
I chose this restaurant specifically to get a view of the sunset over San Francisco Bay and booked a table for 6pm and asked for a table by the window. When we arrived right on time, we were first told that they had no table available and to wait 10-15 minutes. We looked inside, and saw very many empty tables, many of them by the window. We asked if we could have one of those tables, but didn't get any answer or explanation. After a while we got a table near the window, view ok, but nothing like the empty tables in the front. We also got the feeling that we were very "demanding" customers, even if we just asked for what they advertise: A beautiful view of SF Bay. Food ok, but would not have chosen this restaurant just for the food
The food was very good. The ahi poke presentation was very memorable and the food was great. We got the coconut shrimp (again presentation is was something to behold) and used the soy sauce for the poke which was the best combo. The entrees were all delicious. Our only knock was was that entrees took a while to come out but our appetizers came out very quick which stopped us from serious hangry side effects.
Service was slow. Took over 20 min to get a glass of water. Had to request twice for some bread to be brought to table. That took 45 min. Son ordered a burger and it came out twice incorrectly. We ordered a grill salmon and it was tender and would have been excellent had it not had the burnt grill char chunks on it from previous comings.
Sadly disappointed. In town for one night. First time visit to city. Definitely was not worth the time and money.
Was a great night, view was perfect and is a must eat place if your visiting from out of town.
Service was top notch, wine list is very large and the menu options were spread out with classics and hipper items as well.
Would highly recommend this place.
From the STL
My 87yr old mother wanted to see the Blue Angels again before she dies. The Chart House, in my opinion, out did themselves. I had made a reservation asking to be seated close to the windows. Our ferry was late getting to pier 41, and we had to walk to pier 39. We were 20 minutes late but they had saved a table for us in the corner by very tall windows. My mother had her wish come true, she was able to see the Blue Angels.
We had a nice early dinner on the Sunday of Fleet Week. The front desk granted our request for a window seat. We got there 45 minutes early but nonetheless, they were gracious to seat us next to window to enjoy the fantastic air show including the Blue Angels. Our server was very attentive, answered all our many menu questions and seemed to show up the exact minute that we wanted anything. Five stars for service!!
Food is traditional Chart House Comfort food. We didn't order anything daring. I must mention that the calamari appetizer was the most surprisingly wonderful thing. Not your usual breading treatment, slight spice, some nice chopped greens and just so nice on the palate. Our fresh fish, one prime rib (a Chart House Standard) and a lava cake desert were all solid.
The prices are high but not out of line for upscale San Francisco these days. You will get a wonderful view of the bay too.
The Chart House is a great place to have good food and wine, and be treated well by the staff. We went on a Saturday so it was very busy, but I had a reservation and got a table easily. I would highly recommend making a reservation before you go. This restaurant is on Pier 39 and it gets many customers. We got a table by the window and the oceanside view was lovely. I ordered the blackened chicken with fettucine and alfredo sauce, which was very good. The staff at the front of the house came around often to make sure we had everything we needed. My husband has Celiac's Disease and has to eat gluten-free. The chef came out to talk to him to make sure the food he wanted would be gluten-free. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Consistently superb food; seafood fresh each day. Delightful servers; best (and cutest) manager on Earth (and beyond!!). Spectacular bay views; nice ambiance (but a bit bright; might dim things a bit after 9:00 pm). Awesome deserts!
Only objection: Overhead lamps not the coolest. Rest of the physical space is lovely!
Amazing view. Waterfront window seating gone within 10 minutes of 11:30 lunch opening. Had seafood Cobb and Crab Louie. Crab and shrimp were disappointing. Crab was shredded and pre-prepared - not very flavorful. Bay shrimp slightly better - sweet and flavorful.
Food was OK. Did I mention the VIEW?
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